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At the recent Ingram Cloud X conference, I made “Women in Technology” a pillar coverage area. There are important reasons for this – Ingram Micro has made it a solid pre-day session at it’s spring show. And more research is coming out that speaks towards the “Middle School cliff”

TechTuesday broadcast live from Ingram Cloud X in San Diego, CA today with a conference overview and hooks to Northwest companies.

 

Right here right now I’m happy to reveal that my 21st book is ahead of schedule and will be released next week at SxSW in Austin, TX. It’s my first book after a ten-year recharge and I’m fired up! Things have changed, and SMB Nation has led the transformation parade – this book reflects all that and more. 

My new book reflects “right here, right now” strategies new and existing Managed Services Providers (MSP) can immediately implement in a technology services market showing signs of maturity (e.g. consolidations and commoditization). The secret is verticalization and this book is focused on the fastest growing vertical

It’s here – the annual Ingram Cloud conference for resellers, Managed Services Providers (MSPs), vendors and other stakeholders. It’s always a busy few days and an essential attend to discover the near-, mid- and long-term Ingram Micro product and services roadmap plus a wee bit of socialization thrown in.

Reporting that the small and medium business (SMB) managed services provider (MSP) community’s sad demise are greatly exaggerated! On my recent trip to the Silicon Valley just south of San Francisco, I ZEROED on trying to get together with long-time community members for a few reasons.

If we’re anything at SMB Nation, we’re chippy! So it was a high honor and privilege to discover Pickit, a Microsoft 365/Office 365 gap filler ISV with attitude. It’s delivering a purpose built add-in that we

Talk about a blast from the past and the good old Windows Small Business Server (SBS) days! Michael Jenkin, Managing Director at Business Technology Partners Pty Ltd in Adelaide, Australia and long-time community leader (MVP, GITCA), has transformed into a security expert and a social media whiz.

Sometimes you have to raise your head from the traditional SMB managed services provider world (trees) to see the forest. IBM has deftly asserted itself in the partner security realm with an at-market Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) program unlike I've seen from other major players.

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March 20th 12:00 to 1:30 pst 

Michelle McBain, Nancy Williams, Carrie Simpson, and Karl Palachuk

 A first for the MSP Tech Talk series – a conversation with women leaders driving success in the SMB technology community. We hit the following topics: diversity, inclusiveness, product/program design input, harassment, youth and STEM/STEAM, management and much more. And we even have Karl Palachuk back as he sits on the Executive Committee for CompTIA's Advancing Women in IT Community for 2019.

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